InterRail 2010 – Part 17: Venice

After visiting Rome, I headed straight to Venice.

It is a beautiful city filled with sights unlike anywhere else.

I didn’t spend too much time here, but I did stay for the night.

I mostly walked around looking at stuff, so it would be nice to return there someday with my girlfriend, so that we could try some of the more touristy things.

It would be cool to go on a gondola ride, and try out some of the nicer restaurants.

Like when I was in Paris, I think my enjoyment was somewhat hampered by being alone in a city of love.

I think I was also starting to tire out from the journey, at this last stop before heading home.


InterRail 2010 – Part 12: Exploring Paris

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After traveling to France and getting a good nights sleep, I started strolling all over Paris.

I had been to Paris once when I was five, but this would be my first chance to truly experience the place.

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Paris is a beautiful city with a lot of wonderful architecture, but it was still my least favorite stop on the entire journey.

I’m not sure if that is a reaction to being alone in the city of love, or because everything seemed to close extremely early compared to everywhere else, or maybe I was just at a low point emotionally at that point, or just affected by the gray weather.

That being said, I still enjoyed seeing all the sights.

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One of the first places I visited were the Louvre Museum.

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I was a bit surprised at how many other things that art they had on display, as I had always just associated the Louvre with artworks, but they had a good deal of archeological discoveries there aswell.

After exploring the city a bit more I suddenly saw the Eiffel Tower emerging between some buildings at the end of the road.

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I had been up at the first platform of the tower with my father when I was five, but I had not dared going to the top.

I considered trying this time, but after taking a closer look I decided that I didn’t even want to go up to the first platform this time.

I am not sure if my vertigo had gotten worse, or if it was due to me being there alone, but when I did manage to visit the Empire State Building when I was in New York with my girlfriend some years later, even if I was acting pretty hysterical.

In any case, I took a selfie and got going.

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I walked long into the night, and saw many wonderful sight, before I headed back to my room.

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Then, early the next morning, I jumped on a train heading southward.

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